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Jobseekers fear that a layoff is imminent, 50% Focus On Self-Development

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Jobseekers from the IT, pharma, medical/healthcare and BFSI industries were less impacted by layoffs and salary cuts as compared to their counterparts from other industries.

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“The survey gives a broad direction of maintaining caution towards the future outlook of the job market. While 10 per cent jobseekers confirmed that they have been laid-off as per the survey, almost 34 per cent fear that a layoff is imminent,” said Pawan Goyal, Chief Business Officer, Naukri.com.

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“On the positive side it is heartening to see that more than 50 per cent of jobseekers are focusing on upskilling for better career opportunities and that is a sure shot way of long term career growth,” Goyal added.

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Majority of jobseekers are utilising the time at hand due to the lockdown for self-development and career advancement.

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Data science and analytics courses (22 per cent), followed by digital marketing (20 per cent), and finance and risk management (16 per cent) were among the top courses being picked up by jobseekers to up-skill themselves.

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There is a mixed feeling around layoffs and salary cuts among jobseekers.

Nearly 41 per cent of the jobseekers were positive that layoffs are not likely to happen in their organization. These jobseekers were mostly from the BFSI, IT and Pharma industries suggesting a relatively higher job security sentiment in these industries.

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“On the other hand, 59 per cent of the jobseekers, mostly from the airlines, hospitality, ecommerce and BPO/ITES industries, confirmed that the layoffs are either already announced or most likely to happen in the coming days,” the findings showed.

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In the most impacted sectors such as airlines, hospitality and e-commerce, almost half of the jobseekers indicated that salary cuts have been announced in their companies.

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Vitara Brezza or Urban Cruiser: Compare prices, design and model

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Design

While the rear design of both these SUVs is the same, the front of the Urban Cruiser has less chrome and more maturity; the Vitara Brezza has this almost full chrome grille that looks garish. At the same time, both aren’t as flashy as some newer sub-4 metre SUVs are, and both don’t really stand out on the road.

Cabin

It’s not flashy, but functional-all controls are within easy reach of the driver, and functional elements include the 60:40 split and foldable rear seats, sliding front armrest, quite a spacious cabin and connectivity features-Toyota calls its infotainment system Smart Playcast while Maruti calls its Smartplay Studio.

Engine and driving

Both have the 1462cc petrol engine (103bhp; 138Nm). Gearbox options are either the 5-speed manual or 4-speed AT (fully automatic transmission). Driving experience of both is the same-quiet cabin, good acceleration, very good fuel efficiency (driving both in Delhi I got 16 km/litre), supportive seats and good steering feedback.

Pricing

The ex-showroom starting price of the Urban Cruiser is a little over a lakh rupees more than that of the Vitara Brezza, because the former isn’t being offered in a bare-bones variant. Trim-to-trim, the Urban Cruiser is `5,000 more expensive than the Vitara Brezza. And yet the Urban Cruiser may come across as a ‘better buy’ to some because it’s being offered with a standard 3-year/1-lakh-km warranty, while the Vitara Brezza comes with the standard 2-year/40,000-km warranty. Moreover, there is a wee bit of newness to the Urban Cruiser; the Vitara Brezza just looks dated.

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